The 116th Congress will adjourn for August recess on July 26 in the House and on August 2 for the Senate through September 9. During this time Representatives and Senators spend time in their home districts. This is our opportunity to act and contact them when they are not on the Hill and ask them to support NBCC’s priorities.
One of NBCC’s highest legislative priorities this year is to enact legislation to waive the 24 month waiting period for Medicare eligibility and the 5 month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for individuals with Metastatic Breast Cancer.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act was introduced in the House as H.R. 2178 on April 9 by Representatives Peter King (R-NY) and Kathy Castor (D-FL). The bill currently has 107 cosponsors. On May 8, Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced S. 1374 in the Senate. The bill currently has 10 cosponsors.
Now we want to build on the bipartisan support of both bills.
There are actions you can take to help us reach this important goal:
ACTIVITIES FOR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS WHO ARE CURRENTLY NOT COSPONSORS OF H.R. 2178/S. 1374
Please have your Representatives contact Deena Tauster in Representative King’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Brown in Representative Castor’s office at email@example.com to cosponsor H.R. 2178.
Please have your Senators contact Emily Crow in Senator McSally’s office at Emily_Crow@mcsally.senate.gov or Elizabeth Darnall in Senator Murphy’s office at Elizabeth_Darnall@murphy.senate.gov to cosponsor S. 1374.
ACTIVITIES FOR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS WHO ARE CURRENTLY COSPONOSRS OF H.R. 2178/S. 1374
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If you have any questions or would like to let us know that your Representative/Senator has agreed to cosponsor, please contact Jennifer Berzok at firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, thank you for your important advocacy on behalf of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and our mission to end breast cancer!